In conversation with Fintech Finance about Erste Bank’s George

Ioana Guiman, on Erste Bank’s George

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We are back at Sibos! Come see us September 23 – 24 – 25 – 26 in London Excel in the Discover zone. We have lots of stories to tell and an amazing team to show!

 

Fintech Finance interview at Sibos

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Job Description

  • Create test plans and scenarios
  • Develop scripts for automated/manual testing
  • Testing in according to the test scenarios
  • Investigations and diagnosis for HelpDesk incidents and related technical support

Job Requirements

  • University Degree in Computer Science or related field of study
  • Linux/UNIX and Windows operating/administration skills
  • Knowledge of XML/XSLT/XSD/SQL
  • English advanced
  • Excellent communication and team working skills
  • High availability and willing for both personal and professional improvement

Nice to have:

  • Work experience with RDBMS: Oracle DB, SQL Server, Informix
  • Work experience in middleware technologies (IBM MQ)
  • Work experience with Application Servers (Oracle Weblogic, IBM WAS, JBOSS)
  • Knowledge and experience in automated testing
  • UI & Rest API testing concepts

Job Benefits

  • Competitive income package
  • Professional training: courses, workshops, conferences, support for certifications
  • Being part of a dynamic, professional and highly skilled team
  • Being part of complex and mission critical projects implemented both in Romania and abroad
  • Work with latest technologies
  • Work in a company that values the well-being of employees, the stimulation of friendly and pleasant work relationships and delivering world-class services to customers at the same time

So. Allevo is exhibiting this year at #Sibos, the no 1 event any company acting in the financial services space should plan to be at.

SWIFT has delivered Sibos for 40 years now and it still manages to surprise the audience year after year with fresh relevant content and exquisite participants.

Let’s meet on site. Alina EnacheIoana GuimanSorina Mariana Bera and Mihai Guiman will be in booth 37B, right at the heart of the action. Very close to the one and only… #Innotribe!

Come talk about:

– Financial transaction processing

– Open banking

– Business insights

– Contextual payments

– Connected banking

– Risk containment

– Automated testing

and many more!

#openbanking #payments #swift #fintech #automatedtesting #processing#banking #businessinsights

#financialservices

This post is about one of SWIFT’s most successful initiatives: SWIFT gpi. The main benefits include transparency, speed and trace-ability of payments and this tends to become the new standard for cross-border payments over the SWIFT network.

All about SWIFT gpi is available here.

Universal payment confirmations by 2020

In this post we will focus on the requirements that become mandatory to all users of the SWIFT network as of November 22nd 2020. By the end of 2020, every financial institution on SWIFT will have certainty their payment has reached the beneficiary.

Please meet UETR: Unique End-to-End Transaction Reference (UETR). It enables full end-to-end tracking of all cross-border payments on the SWIFT network.

All financial institutions will have to send payment confirmations, the confirmation that funds reached the beneficiary account, as of Nov 2020.

Just as SWIFT imposed banks implement the UETR for each payment, regardless of whether they enrolled gpi or not, as of Nov 2020, all banks have to send to the Tracker the MT103 message containing the confirmation of beneficiary account credit, for each incoming cross-border payment.

Such a confirmation message needs to include: currency date, status code, type of currency and the amount or, if there’s reason for rejecting the payment, the “reject” code. These confirmations need to be sent preferably immediately after crediting the beneficiary account, or same day, or at most two days after the currency date mentioned in the received MT103.

For more information and examples of confirmation messages, please check the  confirmations rulebook published by SWIFT on 07.06.2019.

There are several channels via which the confirmation message can be sent:

  1. Via the Basic Tracker (BIC) interface – manual creation of the confirmation message. This interface is available as of 17.11. 2019.
  2. Via MT199 message – automatically fetched from back-office applications who can create the message.
  3. Via APIs – this method requires using the Tracker API component of SWIFT gpi.
  4. Via ISO20022 message – documentation to be published by SWIFT in november 2019.

These changes impact internal processes, without making use of the benefits of the gpi service. Therefore, we strongly recommend that when implementing these changes, to also on-board to SWIFT gpi. The project is a complex one, and it would be a shame to miss out on the options gpi unlocks.

To sum up, SWIFT gpi has three main components:

  1. Tracker – the database where the full passage of a payment can be monitored, offering visibility over the status of a payment, over any charged fees, and over the time needed for each correspondent bank on the chain to process the payment.
  2. Observer – a dashboard for monitor and control of how each gpi bank meets requirements and response parameters agreed when on-boarding gpi.
  3. Directory – directory of data about gpi member banks (BIC codes, currencies, cut-off times), facilitating the choice of the most efficient corridor for sending a payment, from a time and cost perspective.

As part of Allevo’s role as SWIFT Business Partner for Romania and Republica Moldova, we are open to meet and open a more in depth conversation about SWIFT gpi.

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